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We couldn't do a collection of stories without including dear old Stephen. For those not yet friends, he has his own corner of this website and you can get to know him there. Take sweeties. It can be interesting drawing Stephen as he's notoriously shy so I used the desk model I have of him, his stunt double, to play with shadows and get him on the paper while hiding. The location was one of a series of urbex photographs kindly donated to Stephen's ongoing project that gave me a stiking composition and a convenient place for him to be just out of shot. It's also the first time I've released a final drawing of him stood up on his hind limbs , he normally prefers all eights. 


Additional image shows the work in progress and the final image, a sample illustration framed (the little figure in the bottom corner of the frame not included, that's the original Catmonkey who will be continuing his reign of terror from here). 


The drawing comes complete with a copy of the story by Sean Walter. 


Worked in charcoal and Wolff's carbon pencils on Fabriano Artistico extra white paper. It's framed ready to ship in a smart black frame made using recycled materials and with acrylic safety glazing. Drawn area size 12" wide by 18" high, frame size 16" x 22".

Cages original illustration

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